Three Rifle Rounds to Watch in 2019

When I was growing up it seemed like there were new cartridges coming and going every day. I recall with particular fondness the plethora of now-extinct wonder rounds that lived and died in the early years of the AR boom. The short magnum craze happened around the same time. Today we’re living in the make-believe […]

5.56 NATO vs. 300 Blackout Ballistics

By Matt Sandy Yes, another 300 AAC Blackout vs. 5.56 NATO article. However, in this one, I’ll compare the two specifically by looking at their ballistics. Ballistics is a broad term that actually covers three subsections: Internal ballistics, external ballistics, and terminal ballistics and I’ll be addressing all three. The American-made 300 Blackout was Advanced […]

Why You Should Buy A 300 Blackout Gun

There is nothing I like more than writing about ammunition and guns, with the possible exception of sitting in my 3,000 square foot (and growing) covered chicken enclosure watching them happily do their thing. Today we will be looking at life, liberty, poultry, and what all that has to do with you buying a rifle […]

Gun Review: Honey Badger by Q (SBR and Pistol)

I found Q’s Honey Badger extremely photogenic, for some reason, so there are nearly more photos than words in this review. Of course, it doesn’t help that there are fewer words than usual*. That’s because the Honey Badger is precisely as you’d expect and hope it is . . . except where it isn’t. As […]

State Your Case: 9mm vs. 300 Blackout

Are you comparing 300 AAC Blackout to 5.56 NATO? If so, you’re doing it wrong. Sort of. You see, 300 BLK wasn’t intended to replace or compete with 5.56/.223 so much as with good ol’ 9x19mm Parabellum . . . Apples and oranges? An absurd comparison? TTAG’s Instagram and Facebook audiences sure had some strong opinions […]

Gun Review: CMMG Mk4 BANSHEE 300 BLK SBR

Friday the 13th marks the announcement of two new product lines for CMMG: the “ultra-compact,” lightweight BANSHEE AR line and the DefCan suppressor line. Thanks to Silencer Shop, TTAG got our hands on a couple of SBR-configured BANSHEEs with matching DefCans and spent a week putting lead through them. First up for review: the Mk4 […]

Gear Review: Bushnell 1-4x24mm AR/300 BLK Riflescope

Combining the benefits of a zero magnification red dot and a magnified scope, the popularity of one-to-whatever zoom (typically 4x, 6x, or 8x) optics continues to rise. Add to that an illuminated, BDC (bullet drop compensating) reticle for engaging targets at longer distances without having to dial the turrets, and it’s a potent package. While […]

A Welcome New Player In Gun Food: Gorilla Ammo

When Kentucky Gun Co sent the Diamondback FS Nine for testing, I also requested to borrow an H&R Handi-Rifle in 300 Blackout (review in the works). Unfortunately, there’s nothing chambered in 300 BLK in my gun safe and I was fresh out of any ammo in the caliber from almost two years ago when I […]

Ammunition Review: .300 AAC Blackout

There are problems with the 5.56x45mm NATO round, especially out of short barreled guns — mainly that it’s loud and underpowered compared to what the enemy is using. Many have tried over the years to fix this problem, coming up with wacky calibers like .300 Whisper, 6.8 Rem Special, 6.5mm Grendel, and more recently Wilson […]